Series 2 - Financial Transactions

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US MBE MSS 018-2

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Financial Transactions


  • 1916-1922 (Creation)


1 linear foot

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The Western Bureau was a satellite office for the N.Y. Clipper Magazine. The Western Bureau sent weekly expense statements back to the New York office which contained a fair amount of detail along with some receipts. These statements are organized chronologically. Each folder contains the contents of one month, which are further separated by week. The Western Bureau Office appears to have closed abruptly according to the letter sent with the last weekly statement in May 1917 although no explanation is given. All statements were signed by Casper Nathan, the Western Bureau Manager.
The bank statements from the New York office list the checks written out by amount, but no other information is provided so the cancelled checks have been arranged by check number. A few of the checks were made out to businesses such as the Chicago Telephone Company which helps to connect the two offices. Many of the checks were payment of bills from various companies (telephone, engravers, paper company, rent, press, etc.) while others were made out regularly to individuals. A few of the names regularly seen on these checks are; Harry Rose, Sidney I. Rankin, [David] Schwartz, Charles Colvin, Oscar Doob and R.D. Boniel. All of the checks are signed by the Treasurer and President of the N.Y. Clipper, Frederick C. Muller and Oeland W. Vaughan respectively.
There were a fair number of checks made out to cash (roughly two each week or about two of every ten checks) and all of them were endorsed by the Treasurer, Frederick C. Muller. All checks made out to cash were discarded because of a lack of information on them. Also contained in the financial documents were charge slips from the bank describing discrepancies of the account balance or records of cancelled checks. As they offered the same lack of information as the checks made out to Cash, they were also destroyed.
The first four folders of this series contain a note about a lack of certificates for 4 registries (not present in this collection), blank forms to purchase ad space, I.O.U.s between the New York Clipper and Mutual bank, and account adjustments.

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The Financial Transactions are divided into three subseries covering weekly statements from the Western Bureau in Chicago, bank statements from the N.Y. Clipper office, and cancelled checks from the N.Y. Clipper office.

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Box 22: Bank Statements and Cancelled Checks
Name Date
No certificate for 1000, 1001, 1002, 1003 n.d.
Ad Space Forms (2) (blank) n.d.
I.O.U. Mutual Bank 1918-1919
Account Adjustments 1917-1922
Western Bureau Transactions Jan 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Feb 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Mar 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Apr 1916
Western Bureau Transactions May 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Jun 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Jul 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Aug 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Sep 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Oct 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Nov 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Dec 1916
Western Bureau Transactions Jan 1917
Western Bureau Transactions Feb 1917
Western Bureau Transactions Mar 1917
Western Bureau Transactions Apr 1917
Western Bureau Transactions May 1917
Bank Statements 1916
Bank Statements 1917
Bank Statements 1918
Bank Statements 1919
Bank Statements 1920
Bank Statements 1921
Bank Statements 1922
Cancelled Checks 103-153 Sep 1916
Cancelled Checks 152-218 Oct 1916
Cancelled Checks 219-263 Nov 1916
Cancelled Checks 265-314 Dec 1916
Cancelled Checks 315-359 Jan 1917
Cancelled Checks 361-400 Feb 1917
Cancelled Checks 403-453 Mar 1917
Cancelled Checks 454-504 Apr 1917
Cancelled Checks 505-558 May 1917
Cancelled Checks 561-609 Jun 1917
Cancelled Checks 610-658 Jul 1917
Cancelled Checks 659-706 Aug 1917
Cancelled Checks 709-762 Sep 1917
Cancelled Checks 763-807 Oct 1917
Cancelled Checks 808-858 Nov 1917
Cancelled Checks 859-931 Dec 1917
Cancelled Checks 932-977 Jan 1918
Cancelled Checks 980-1033 Feb 1918

Box 23: Cancelled Checks September 1916-April 1920
Name Date
Cancelled Checks 1034-1093 Mar 1918
Cancelled Checks 1094-1142 Apr 1918
Cancelled Checks 1143-1192 May 1918
Cancelled Checks 1193-1233 Jun 1918
Cancelled Checks 1236-1270 Jul 1918
Cancelled Checks 1273-1309 Aug 1918
Cancelled Checks 1310-1342 Sep 1918
Cancelled Checks 1343-1372 Oct 1918
Cancelled Checks 1375-1415 Nov 1918
Cancelled Checks 1416-1474 Dec 1918
Cancelled Checks 1477-1515 Jan 1919
Cancelled Checks 1516-1549 Feb 1919
Cancelled Checks 1550-1587 Mar 1919
Cancelled Checks 1588-1625 Apr 1919
Cancelled Checks 1626-1664 May 1919
Cancelled Checks 1665-1699 Jun 1919
Cancelled Checks 1702-1736 Jul 1919
Cancelled Checks 1737-1778 Aug 1919
Cancelled Checks 1779-1817 Sep 1919
Cancelled Checks 1818-1863 Oct 1919
Cancelled Checks 1864-1904 Nov 1919
Cancelled Checks 1905-1958 Dec 1919
Cancelled Checks 1961-2010 Jan 1920
Cancelled Checks 2011-2055 Feb 1920
Cancelled Checks 2088-2092 Mar 1920
Cancelled Checks 2097-2138 Apr 1920
Cancelled Checks 2139-2178 May 1920
Cancelled Checks 2179-2205 Jun 1920
Cancelled Checks 2231, 2234 Jul 1920
Cancelled Checks 2237-2273 Aug 1920
Cancelled Checks 2276-2302 Sep 1920
Cancelled Checks 2304-2340 Oct 1920
Cancelled Checks 2343-2380 Nov 1920
Cancelled Checks 2383-2424 Dec 1920
Cancelled Checks 2425-2460 Jan 1921
Cancelled Checks 2463-2489 Feb 1921
Cancelled Checks 2490-2524 Mar 1921
Cancelled Checks 2525-2558 Apr 1921
Cancelled Checks 2562-2588 May 1921
Cancelled Checks 2589-2618 Jun 1921
Cancelled Checks 2621-2651 Jul 1921
Cancelled Checks 2653-2691 Aug 1921
Cancelled Checks 2695-2718 Sep 1921
Cancelled Checks 2720-2757 Oct 1921
Cancelled Checks 2756-2788 Nov 1921
Cancelled Checks 2790-2823 Dec 1921
Cancelled Checks 2824-2862 Jan 1922
Cancelled Checks 2865-2893 Feb 1922
Cancelled Checks 2895-2934 Mar 1922
Cancelled Checks 2935-2963 Apr 1922
Cancelled Checks 2965-3003 May 1922
Cancelled Checks 3004-3046 Jun 1922
Cancelled Checks 3048-3082 Jul 1922
Cancelled Checks 3084-3112 Aug 1922
Cancelled Checks 3115-3152 Sep 1922
Cancelled Checks 3153-3190 Oct 1922
Cancelled Checks 3194-3224, 3493 Nov 1922
Cancelled Checks 3230-3267 Dec 1922

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